Pinned Announcement (November, 2019). Deborah & I severed ties with the publisher of The Choir Boats and The Indigo Pheasant, CZP / Chizine Publications, in November, 2019 as a result of their well-publicized implosion (for instance, see here and here for statements by Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America). Joining the exodus of many other CZP authors and illustrators, we reclaimed our rights in their entirety and aim now either to find another publisher for the orphaned novels or to publish them ourselves.
Towards that end, we are thrilled to announce that original cover designer Eric Mohr has (at our expense) re-designed the covers – they look splendid! We have also had new ISBNs issued.
June, 2020. Thanking Hugo and World Fantasy Award-nominated Shimmer Magazine for selecting my story “Monologue with Birds and Burin” (which they originally published in 2008) for inclusion in their grand retrospective anthology, covering all 13 years of their brilliant existence: The Best of Shimmer.
I feel incredibly honored & grateful to be among the authors in this collection, many of whom are Hugo and World Fantasy Award winners or nominees, all of whose work is wonderful.
May 15, 2013: FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series - readings by Kit Reed and Daniel Rabuzzi, hosted by Ellen Datlow and Matthew KresselI.
KGB Bar, 85 E 4th Street, New York, NY
The 2012 blog tour for The Indigo Pheasant included guest posts, interviews, and giveaways.
May 11th-12th, 2012: Guest Writer at Idyllwild Arts (Idyllwild, California). Workshops & readings. April 27th-June 17th, 2012: Deborah & I had work we did together included in the “Sigils & Signs” group art show at the Observatory (Gowanus, Brooklyn NY), curated by Phantasmaphile's Pam Grossman. Katherine Petersen's December 3, 2010 review is online at The Specusphere blog. "MOST-POPULAR-EVER" Book of the Month at Wowio.com: The ebook emporium Wowio features a free ebook each month, and during July 2010 The Choir Boats smashed previous records to became its most popular free download ever! Thank you Wowio, and thanks to all the bloggers who spread the word!
Author reading, Battery Park Library Branch, Thursday July 15, 2010, 4:00 PM
Faren Miller reviews The Choir Boats in the January 2010 issue of Locus magazine (see my Reviews page for quotes).
Guest speaker at the Toronto SpecFic Colloquium
October 15, 2011 -- 9AM to 6PM
At the SpecFic Colloquium we will talk about the resurgent interest in fairy tale and myth, specfically the desire to write and read them “against the grain.” I'll lead a discussion on "A Dragon of Their Own: Fairy Tale & Myth From a Feminist Perspective."
* Lunacon 2010, Saturday March 20, 2010
Hilton Rye Town
Rye Brook, NY 10573
Lunacon is New York's oldest science fiction and fantasy convention. Daniel's schedule:
"The Legacy of Mervyn Peake" (moderator): Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tolkien isn't the only author whose influence can be felt on the fantasy genre today. Daniel
Rabuzzi looks at the Gothic and neo-Romantic trend in today's fiction, including work by
Greer Gilman, Susanna Clarke, Naomi Novik, Theodora Goss, Sonya Taaffe, and others.
"Fairy tales, Mythology, and Folklore: Oh My!" Saturday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The old familiar tales of ages past are constantly being retold and rewoven into new
patterns. Our panelists discuss the influence and interplay between folklore and modern
fantasy. Ellen Asher, Jonathan Maberry, Daniel Rabuzzi, Josepha Sherman, Jane T. Sibley
The Choir Boats reading and book signing: Saturday 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
* Saturday February 27, 2010 -- 2:00 PM
Swarthmore College, Lang Performing Arts Center, Room 301
Arisia is the largest fantasy/science-fiction convention in New England. I appeared on the following panels:
"Coincident Monsters: A Conversation on the Making of The Choir Boats"
Book reading, art show and discussion of precedents and process. Author Daniel A. Rabuzzi, and illustrator Deborah A. Mills discussed their creative collaboration on the novel, and how they arrived at knuckledogs, carkodrillos, giant knife-tailed owls, and Renaissance-map-inspired sea monsters.
* Astronomicon, Rochester NY - November 8, 2009
Reading and Panels
* Worldcon 2009, Montreal - August 8, 2009
* Syracuse Arts Festival - July 25, 2009
I read from and signed The Choir Boats at the Syracuse University Bookstore's booth.
* Readercon 20 - July 9, 2009
I read my poem "Backsight" as part of the Sybil's Garage group reading.